Gwen Bunn, the prolific Grammy-nominated artist, songwriter, producer, has joined up with one of her all time idols, Faith Evans, on her newest single “Between the Lines” off her forthcoming new project on Island Records. Bunn’s respect for those who inspire her led to her collaboration with the legendary R&B star, whose single “Soon As I Get Home” celebrated its 25th anniversary last month and is lovingly sampled on their new song.
On working with Evans, Bunn says, “This song was special for many reasons. The song is about longing for someone and knowing that y’all are better together than apart regardless of the ups & downs. Legendary moment because Faith doesn’t do many features and her being willing was an honor.”
Faith also spoke about the collaboration, “Gwen’s A&R, Jermi Thomas is fam and he reached out to let me know that Gwen wanted me to work on one of her records. When they sent me the track, I was honored that she sampled my song, “Soon As I Get Home” and wanted me to be on it. I went in and laid backgrounds, ad-libs and wrote a new verse…and here we are! The timing of “Between The Lines” coming now is so crazy, especially because it’s also the same week as the 25th Anniversary of my classic single. I think it’s amazing to see a dope new artist like Gwen introducing my music to this generation’s R&B fans….She’s next!!!”
Bunn, hailing from Decatur, Georgia, embarked on her singing career within the choir at Ebenezer Baptist Church, the historical church in Atlanta where Martin Luther King Jr. was raised. At a young age she made a name for herself as an innovative producer, having been one of the masterminds behind 2014’s ScHoolboy Q smash “Collard Greens” featuring Kendrick Lamar. In 2017 Gwen worked closely on Rapsody’s critically acclaimed and Grammy Nominated album Laila’s Wisdom where she was a featured artist on the album. Thanks to the internet, she was able to build a name for herself, gaining attention from people such as Mac Miller, Childish Gambino, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Syd from The Internet, and many more.
Gwen is extremely grateful to be involved in the different lanes and sounds within the music. After going back and forth to Los Angeles for 6 years, she recently committed and made the move to reside on the West Coast full-time. Since then, she’s worked with the likes of Ty Dolla $ign, GoldLink, and many more. Gwen specializes in emotions, aiming to hone in on the different areas and dynamics that come with it. Later this year, fans can expect her forthcoming project titled Mood Swings.